Diet Related Pregnancy Risks

Diet Related Pregnancy Risks

A pregnancy can be considered as a risky situation for both the mother and the baby. That is why pregnant women should try to be more careful since various factors may have an effect on the baby’s development during the pregnancy period. One such factor may be the mother’s diet. There are several known risks […]

Arguments for Abortion and Against Abortion

Arguments for Abortion and Against Abortion

Abortion has been the focus of many heated debates over the past decades and probably many decades to come. Should it be outlawed or should it remain a legal choice? Is it moral or immoral? Is it ethical or unethical? There are two opposing sides to the abortion debate. On the one hand, people who take the pro-life position argue that abortion is indeed immoral and unethical and must be outlawed. On the other hand, supporters of abortion (pro-choice) strongly believe that every woman has the rig…

Management of Miscarriage

Management of Miscarriage

Sometimes during a pregnancy, some things go wrong and the baby would be lost. As hard and painful as it is for the mom, she has to decide whether she wants to undergo a procedure – dilation and curettage (D&C) – or let things take a natural course.Of course, if a medical emergency is involved, then there is no other choice for the mother but to go through surgery. Examples of emergencies include ruptured ectopic pregnancy or a hemorrhage. Medical emergencies aside, whichever treatment option yo…

Types of Pregnancy Loss in Reccurent Miscarriage

Types of Pregnancy Loss in Reccurent Miscarriage

Pregnancy loss is probably one of or if not the most devastating thing that can happen to a mother. There are a number of reasons why a pregnancy may be lost. First-trimester MiscarriageFirst-trimester miscarriages are the most common type of pregnancy loss. Miscarriage is generally used to refer to the spontaneous loss of pregnancy during the first trimester. About 80% of miscarriages occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The most common symptoms of a first-trimester miscarriage include vag…

Signs of a Miscarriage

Signs of a Miscarriage

Miscarriages are often signaled by bleeding and cramping. However, the bleeding and cramping are not dead-on signs of a miscarriage. That is why it is important to watch out for other signs or symptoms of a miscarriage. Vaginal bleedingBleeding is the most common sign of a miscarriage. However, it is not the most accurate. Bleeding can occur during implantation and may stop once that is done, and the pregnancy may continue without anymore problems. Bleeding may also be caused by cervical irritat…

Hot Tub Use During Pregnancy and Risk of Miscarriage

Hot Tub Use During Pregnancy and Risk of Miscarriage

There are a number of things that are “off-limits” to pregnant women. Certain foods such as alcoholic beverages of course, are to be avoided. Smoking of course is prohibited, as are activities that require much exertion. Hot tubsThere are also a number of things that a pregnant woman needs to keep track of. One of them is her temperature. This is why some activities such as bathing in hot tubs should be avoided. Rise in temperatureWhen a woman is pregnant, her body temperature should not rise ab…